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Poland to host 2017 Under-21 EUROs

Poland have been appointed to stage the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, the competition's first final tournament to contain an expanded 12 teams.

Poland fans will be able to support their U21 side on home soil in 2017
Poland fans will be able to support their U21 side on home soil in 2017 ©Sportsfile

Poland will stage the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship after they were selected as final tournament hosts by the UEFA Executive Committee at its meeting in Nyon, Switzerland.

The 2017 finals will contain 12 teams, up from the eight that have competed at every edition since 2000 and that will do so again this June in the Czech Republic. The qualifying group stage draw takes place at 09.00CET on 5 February and the finalists that will travel to Poland will be determined by 15 November 2016.

The Polish Football Federation (PZPN) co-hosted UEFA EURO 2012 with Ukraine – matches were played in Gdansk, Poznan, Warsaw and Wroclaw – while in 2006 it organised the finals of the UEFA European U19 Championship.   

Road to Poland: match dates
Qualifying group stage

23–31 March 2015
8–16 June 2015
31 August–8 September 2015
5–13 October 2015
9–17 November 2015
21–29 March 2016
29 August–6 September 2016
3–11 October 2016

Play-offs
7–15 November 2016

A full rundown of hosts appointed on Monday is available here.

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